There are no small things in the kingdom of God. Listening to Pastor Luke Frechette’s 2020 Palm Sunday video during a global pandemic, this statement cut to the heart. You see, God told me years ago to create a blog and begin writing. I was obedient, sort of. I secured the domain name, created a logo (branding is essential, right?). Like Moses at the burning bush in Exodus 3 and 4, I can provide a long list of reasons why God should look elsewhere:
- I don’t know how to write.
- Who would want to listen to me?
- Can I write under a pseudonym? I want to share my heart, but I don’t want people to know me.
- I don’t have anything of value to add.
I have an endless list of justifications for my disobedience to God. As I sit here today, it is taking everything within me to post this, to accept that “good enough” is permissible. I want a plan. But, God doesn’t give us the next step of the program or the interim goals. God is a God of progressive revelation (again, hats off to you, Pastor Luke). We simply get to do it one step at a time, not knowing what is coming next. As soon as we are obedient to the first step He has given us, then He will provide us with the next.
Today I stand before God and each of you repenting of my rebellion. I don’t know what God wants to do with Aging Awkwardly. But if it touches one heart, just one person, that’s OK. Because there are no small things in the kingdom of God.
“But I consider my life of no value to myself;
My purpose is finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus,
To testify to the gospel of God’s grace.”Acts 20:24 (CSB)